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RATINGS: 3742   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Dead Guy is a German-style Maibock made with Rogue’s proprietary "PacMan" ale yeast. It is deep honey in color with a malty aroma, rich hearty flavor and a well balanced finish. Dead Guy is created from Northwest Harrington, Klages, Maier Munich and Carastan malts, along with Perle and Saaz Hops.
In the early 1990s Dead Guy Ale was created as a private tap sticker to celebrate the Mayan Day of the Dead (November 1st, All Souls Day) for Casa U Betcha in Portland, Oregon. The Dead Guy design proved popular and was incorporated into a bottled product a few years later with MaierBock as the elixir.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAGargoyleGuy (140) - Troy, NY, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2009
I really, really like this beer on draft but I think it loses something from the bottle. Caramel and deep maltiness dominate the aroma and flavor. There is a suble hoppiness that works very well for the beer. Love it.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tjeerd (124) - GERMANY - JUL 29, 2016
Nice label, nice aroma, ok palate, reasonable aftertaste. An average of 3.5 seems to be overrated imo however.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lidor1995 (31) - ISRAEL - JUL 29, 2016
Little to no aroma, with excellent presentation, sweet taste and really thick palate, a great experience

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (1160) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle, 355mL. Home. A brown-orange opaque beer with a medium white foamy head ; ok retention. Candied fruits, caramel, roast, sugar, herbal note. Medium sweet, dry refreshing note. Medium body, average texture, light oily, soft carbonation, sweet finish. Overall, enjoyable beer :)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerGantzel (291) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016
Sweet aroma of malt, caramel and with hints of fruits and hops. Clear and light brown appearance with a small white head. Medium-high sweetness and light-medium bitterness. Average lively carbonation and medium-full body. Really great ale!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
David562 (4) - Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2016 does not count
Tasty beer with a carmely after taste but definitely a beer I would have again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lello4ever (589) - ITALY - JUL 20, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2016 Colore quasi ambra, limpida, schiuma compatta fine. Aroma di malto con note floreali. Al palato generale dolcezza del malto, con sentori floreali e fruttati in evidenza. Chiusura quasi dolce, il luppolo non si fa molto sentire. Carbonazione medio bassa. Una maibock molto americana.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrus86 (357) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2016
BOTTLE. Hazy bronze pour with medium off white head.. Floral to grassy hoppy nose with a hint of sweet malt.. Biscuit and caramel malt throughout, some earthy quality in the middle finishing with solid sweet hop kick. .Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WaddlingPlatypus (112) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
330ml bottle at the Head of Steam, Durham. Orange pour, with a fine, pale yellow head. Vibrant aroma of apricots, faint haylage, and golden ale. Soft flavour of wholemeal bread, oats, with a rounded overall taste of hops.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ranthero (32) - BRAZIL - JUL 12, 2016
Cerveja com coloração âmbar e espuma com média duração. Agradável e com amargor que predomina.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
lownote (494) - Austin, Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Cant believe i never rated this. Citrus aroma with something else I can’t place. Never have. It’s always been dead guys x factor for me. Bit bitter forward that evolves into sweetness. light carbonation. Orange and slightly cloudy body. Smooth, a little viscous.


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